Low-VOC or Waterborne Paint? Here’s the Latest News Part I
The latest information available on color matching in paint, has hit the press. Fortunately for everyone in the collision repair industry, paint manufacturers are in unison and collaboration with our needs and laws.
With the monumental efforts to go “green”, it has become much more than just color match priorities, it now includes compliance. Low-VOC solvent-based and waterborne systems need to be able to stand up to the National Rule. Thankfully, technology is making this process simpler.
The collision repair industry has had some pretty valid reasons to be concerned about the final product as they want it to be the same color and offer the drying time or less so that they can keep business as usual with the workflow being just as efficient.
Shop owner’s, PDR technicians and anyone involved in the collision repair industry have three things at the top of their minds when dealing with these new paint technologies, compliance, conversions and cost. What will this mean to the bottom line and can they really trust the new product?
Making the switch doesn’t have to be painful. The low-VOC solvent-based paints are meeting the state’s requirements but if you would like to make or take the extra step towards the waterborne, you can certainly give them a try.
Switching to the low-VOC solvent-based paint is basically seamless and can be added or switched out without causing unnecessary stress to the shop owner or PDF technician. This is really good because there is no additional cost to manage with the changes. Meeting the oncoming regulations and becoming compliant shouldn’t shake up the current system. The regulations are coming and once they get here, they’re not going anywhere.